Expectant mama Busy Philipps was spotted on Thursday (February 28). Sporting a floral print maternity maxi dress, the Cougar Town star, 33, stepped out for lunch with a pal at Hugo’s in West Hollywood, Calif.
“She can’t wait to be a big sister,” Busy told Us Weekly of her 4-year-old daughter Birdie with husband Marc Silverstein. “She’s been asking for at least a year: When’s her baby going to come?”
The Dawson’s Creek alum goes on to admit that carrying her second baby is “harder” than her first. ”I was shooting Cougar Town through my first trimester and that was really tough,” Busy admitted.
But Birdie has been keeping mom’s spirits up.
“She talks to the baby and she’s just really thrilled,” the proud mom said. “I told her though that it’s okay to feel two ways about it. It’s okay to feel really excited and also nervous or mad or scared. I don’t want her to think she has to be super happy about it all the time because I know it’s going to be . . . a big adjustment for her.”
Opting to keep the baby’s gender a family secret, Busy says that her daughter will surely help entertain the new baby.
“Birdie came home the other day from school and told my husband and I the entire plot of William Shakespeare’s As You Like It, which I thought was super impressive!,” she gushed. “They’re studying Shakespeare at her Montessori school. She just came home and told us the whole plot! It was hilarious to hear — she knew all the characters’ names and who dresses up like a boy and who’s mad at whom! It was so adorable!”View Slideshow »»